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I Want My Music Television...Music

So, this isn't video-game related per se, but it's late, and I have a feeling that folks can always use some potent Internet time-wasters.

If you didn't already catch the "news," MTV has launched MTV Music, a site dedicated to archiving a large number of the music videos that the channel has aired. Bellyaching about the total absence of music videos from MTV has been the trite thing to do for a good 15 years now, though it seems oddly ironic that the original focus of MTV would find a new home on the internet. If you're of a certain age, you've probably spent countless hours watching these little two-and-a-half minute narratives/fashion shows/advertisements, and there's as much nostalgic value in revisiting the video for Money For Nothing as popping in a copy of Mega Man 2, if not more so.

To create even the thinnest and most tenuous of threads to video games here, I've gone ahead and embedded a few of the music videos that, along with crummy stock footage, would go on to form the basis for the Sega CD Make My Video games. Enjoy!









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Posted by Ryan

If you didn't already catch the "news," MTV has launched MTV Music, a site dedicated to archiving a large number of the music videos that the channel has aired. Bellyaching about the total absence of music videos from MTV has been the trite thing to do for a good 15 years now, though it seems oddly ironic that the original focus of MTV would find a new home on the internet. If you're of a certain age, you've probably spent countless hours watching these little two-and-a-half minute narratives/fashion shows/advertisements, and there's as much nostalgic value in revisiting the video for Money For Nothing as popping in a copy of Mega Man 2, if not more so.

To create even the thinnest and most tenuous of threads to video games here, I've gone ahead and embedded a few of the music videos that, along with crummy stock footage, would go on to form the basis for the Sega CD Make My Video games. Enjoy!









Posted by pikadeth

I just got home from work. This has nothing to do with this article.

Posted by Ryan

Non sequiturs for everyone! I like french toast!

Posted by killdave

copyrights restrict us from playing this video outside the us

Posted by MattOnTheSite

Congratulations, MTV, on upgrading your crappy flash player. I don't know when you did it, but this one is actually pretty sleek.

Posted by erinfizz

As much as I dislike being "of a certain age," this is awesome. First thing on the front page, the Talking Heads. God this is going to be a time sink. Thanks Ryan!

Posted by Shasam

This is something I probably could have used, but it doesn't work outside of the US. I never quite got that, but I am sure it really is legal BS.

Posted by TomboDemon

i love that you love INXS
aussies ftw

Posted by ahoodedfigure

80's Lore


Well, I like C+C, but it's pretty sad that the pretty girl doesn't even really sing for the band (it was Martha Wash) :)

We thought/joked the line in the third video was "heavy set"

Man, the definition on these videos is sharper on my little screen than it was when I originally saw them :)



Posted by Sideburn

What a shame - us UK brethren can't see the videos -  ah well.

Posted by Bunnyman

Works fine in Sweden.

Posted by skrutop

I'll side with MTV on this one.  Why air music videos on TV if you can find any of them at any time on YouTube?

Posted by Keeng

As a person who hates 99% of the music videos in the world, this site could be really beneficial to me. I can go there and just dig up the 10-20 videos I can stomach and not have to sit through...whatever the hell is on MTV nowadays. I also have to agree with skrutop. It's just too easy to find videos online now for TV stations to back them. Good find, Ryan.

Edited by yellownumber5

Ha! I didn't know MTV was doing this.  I think I'm going to look up some KLF and Digital Underground now and remember those awkward 7th grade house parties where everyone drank fruit punch and the girls and boys didn't talk to eachother.

Posted by Lockeyness

Speaking of video games, I once had a stale circus peanut.  It was gross.

Posted by coonce

dude - this all makes me go hmmmmm.

Posted by orshick

Lame, doesn't work in Canada.

Posted by Media_Master

hm

Posted by ralphredimix

Remember when your computer would boot up and play the Earth People video?

Posted by albedos_shadow

I find it hilarious that the top rated video and the 3rd most watched video is already "Never Gonna Give You Up". Quick, everyone watch it like 100 times!

Posted by Milkman

This is actually pretty cool. Thought it completely defeats the purpose of the channel even exists. And you're right. This has nothing to do with video games.

Posted by Destroyeron

Crappy player.

Posted by PLWolf

This is awesome!! Oh the memories. Things that make you go hmm... lol great stuff. Arsenio Hall Show, aw man. soooooo many memories.

Posted by WholeFunShow

I'd murder someone for a cigarette right about now. See, I can blog about non game related stuff too (just kidding, keep it coming.) Copyright restricted in Ireland as if I couldn't find it on Youtube if I gave a rats ass.